Mars and Moon Conjunction of October 28, 2020

December 31, 2020

Mars and Moon Conjunction of October 28  2020

Photographer: Marco Meniero 
Summary Authors: Marco Meniero; Jim Foster

Featured above is the conjunction of the Moon and Mars as observed on October 28, 2020, from Civitavecchia, Italy. Mars is above and to the left of the waxing, gibbous Moon. When photographing the night sky, I’ve often been inspired by Flemish painters, as well as by Caravaggio, for their light and shadowing detail. However, the photo above was inspired by John Constable's moonlight and landscape paintings, renowned for both their harmony and their idealized beauty. Note also the alluring lunar corona.

Photo Details: Canon Eos1DxMk2 camera; Sigma 105 lens; 1.4; HDR of 5 images.